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Jan Kocbach

Jan Kocbach is the founder of WorldofO.com - taking care of everything from site development to writing articles, photography and analysis.

Route to Christmas: Day 5 2017


Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is “a long way from anywhere” – and probably one of the most spectacular legs we have seen in competitions this year. The 3rd leg in the longest course in the Western Canadian Orienteering Championships Long 2017 does simply look amazing. What a leg! On the ...

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Route to Christmas: Day 4 2017


Today we are traveling to Portugal in Route to Christmas. The course we consider placed third in “Course of the Year 2017″, and is definitely a very interesting course with lots of challenges: Aguiar da Beira Orienteering Meeting Long.  The chosen leg is the 7th leg – a quite long leg with ...

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Route to Christmas: Day 3 2017


Today we travel to Finland and the Finnish Championships Long for Route to Christmas. The leg in question is the first leg – right out from the start in the middle of an alpine hill.  The leg is as usually first provided without routes – you may take a look ...

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Route to Christmas: Day 2 2017


Today we are moving over to a long and decisive leg in the Swiss Alps. Fantastic nature and high altitude may make it tricky to do the right choice – can you take the right choice at Route to Christmas Day 2?  The chosen leg is the long leg from ...

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Route to Christmas: Day 1 2017

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Route to Christmas 2017 starts with a Boom: A 2.5 kilometer long challenging leg in mountain terrain from the Norwegian Championships Ultralong – a course which recently placed 4th in the “Course of the Year 2017″ contest. The chosen leg is the 6th leg from the women’s elite course. The men ...

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Course of the Year 2017: World Champs Middle

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A very technical middle distance course in Estonia took the honors as “Orienteering Course of the Year 2017″ – a course which really challenged the competitors. You had to handle both tricky orienteering in low visibility forest and be able to speed up/down when the difficulty changed. A very worthy winner! ...

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Midnight Monday: Last Chance to Vote for Best Course


See the 12 courses leading the vote for “Course of the Year 2017″ here! There is now only one day left to vote! Prizes with a total value of more than 4.500 Euro to be won! Vote here! Note! The voting does currently not work very well on mobile – ...

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Vote for Course of the Year 2017 now!


Set up your personal Top 5 List from the nominated maps – and win prizes from our sponsors! The nominated maps have been chosen based on submissions from the WorldofO.com readers and some of the worlds top orienteers through the last weeks. Now YOU can choose “The Course of the ...

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